My Pregnancy Week 14

Yay!! We made it to the second trimester! I couldn’t be more excited: I’m already feeling better and many risks, common in pregnancy, have decreased by now. About this week…

How far along? 14 weeks

Baby at week 14.
Picture from thebump.com

Baby’s size: he/she is the size of a navel orange

This week’s video: Week 14

Total weight gained: -5 lbs

Sleep: I’m sleeping better during the nights and I can even say some days I can survive without a nap. I still try to take a nap because I’ve notice my mood is way better when I take one (well, in the worse case scenario, I can always blame it on the hormones!)

Maternity Clothes: I had to buy a dress this week. I went to a regular store and found stretchy dresses, ended up buying 2 and I feel confident enough to say I’ll be able to wear them by the end of the pregnancy and even after my baby is born.

Best moment of the week: I was hired as a photographer for an amazing event. I attended a couple of weeks ago to the press conference, but now it was the premier of a the short film “El Poder de Ser Mujer” (which means: the power of being a woman) and it was amazing.

Movement: this Saturday I wasn’t feeling hungry all day. I didn’t feel nauseous, I just wasn’t hungry. After about 8 hours, I finally got hungry and ate some yogurt with dried cranberries. Then I laid down and IT HAPPENED! My baby had a party in my belly. I was so excited, because I had been waiting for this moment all this time. I felt it move for a while and my heart got filled with love ❤️

Food cravings: fruits, salads and chocolate

Food aversions: meat and anything I was craving the day before. Ha! I’m basically like a picky toddler.

Symptoms. Morning sickness: I feel great now, but the only bad thing is that I’m constantly hungry. I’m usually an anxious eater. During the time I had morning sickness, I only ate when I felt hungry, and it felt amazing because I felt in control. Now I’m eating all the time and I know I’m pregnant, but I also know the saying “you’re eating for two” is not true. Lower back discomfort: I’m starting to feel the extra weight. My back is starting to suffer from it. Although I don’t show a real bump yet, there’s extra weight from my uterus, the placenta, the amniotic fluid and the baby. Circulation: I’ve noticed my lower body circulation is not as good as it was. My legs get numb very fast. I have started to raise my legs every night against a wall before I go to sleep. I’m also trying to stay active, even a small walk is better than nothing.

Gender: I think it’s a girl, but I still don’t know for sure

What I’m looking forward to: Christmas and knowing my baby’s gender

What I miss: right now, my family. During the holidays, I feel very homesick.

Next appointment: in January

In this picture: in my kitchen, after meeting with my friends

This is it for this week.

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Whether you’re pregnant or not, if you’re looking to reduce your toxic load, read 18 Worst Additives in Food and 18 Worst Chemicals in Beauty Products.

Until next week,

Carolina

carolina

I am a mom. I love running, cycling, photography, reading, painting, meditating and essential oils. If I can inspire just one soul, I'll be happy

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